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BSL Video Series: Spare Time > Loves, Likes and Dislikes

With the number of spare time activities out there, I could learn them all and make as many videos to cover them but I’m not right now. If I learnt them all I would be very proud of myself. The previous post showed the signs for the spare time signs that I did learn during my introduction course.

For this post, I am using those I have learnt to put them together into sentences to show whether I love, like or dislike the activity. I’ve done a few for each category to show how these can be signed.

Love:

  1. I love writing
  2. I love reading
  3. I love meeting my friends

Like: 

  1. I like the cinema
  2. I like dancing
  3. I like sign language

Dislike:

  1. I don’t like running
  2. I don’t like cricket
  3. I don’t like video games

Some of my own loves, likes and dislikes shown in the videos. What are yours?

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BSL Video Series: Spare Time Signs

There’s a number of spare time activities to learn, more then I have learnt in this series. Many of them, however, have obvious body movements. Be careful when watching, as a couple of signs have similar actions, for example, Cricket and Hockey. Think about the small differences; how the bat or stick is held and lip patterns.

Whether the activities are those you’re interested in or not; it’s still good to learn them. If it’s an interest of someone else, you’ll understand them. As there are quite a few signs, I’ve split them up into alphabetical videos. Some letters may be combined if there’s only one or two for that letter.

B:

  1. Basketball
  2. Birdwatching

C:

  1. Car Racing
  2.  Computer Games
  3.  Computers
  4. Cricket
  5. Cycling

D and F:

  1. Dancing
  2. Driving
  3. Football
  4. Fishing

G and K:

  1. Going to a Resturant
  2. Going to the Cinema
  3. Kayaking

L and M:

  1. Listening to the Radio
  2. Meeting my Friends
  3. Music

P:

  1. Playing the Guitar
  2. Playing the Piano
  3. Playing the Violin

R:

  1. Reading
  2. Relaxing
  3. Rugby
  4. Running

S:

  1. Sailing
  2. Sewing
  3. Sign Language
  4. Signing

S continued and T:

  1. Skiing
  2. Surfing
  3. Swimming
  4. Tennis

W:

  1. Walking
  2. Watching TV
  3. Watching Videos
  4. Writing

That is a lot to learn. To break up this post I will continue the likes, dislikes and loves of spare time activities on the next post in the series. Take the time to process the spare time signs.

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BSL Video Series: Describing Family Members

Using the past two BSL Video Series posts on Family Members and Describing Vocab I have put together sentences and questions and answers to describe my own family members and my own features to help develop my signing. There are a few videos shown in this post; take the time to learn the signs from the previous posts so that putting them into a sentence will seem easier to follow.

The first video is showing the signs to describe my eye colour:

This second video is showing the signs to answer me being engaged and single:

This third video is showing signs to answer me being married with 2 children:

Family Members:

This video is showing the signs describing my Brothers hair:

This video is showing the signs to describe my Grandmas age:

This video is showing the signs to describe my Mothers shape:

This video is showing the signs to describe my Sisters height:

This video is showing the signs to describe my Parents martial status:

This video is showing signs of describing members of my family in one:

From these past three posts: Do you think you’d be able to describe yourself and some of your family members?

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BSL Video Series: Describing Vocab

Before I was able to describe my family members, I learnt the vocabulary to describe appearances and statuses.

This first video shows signs of facial body parts:

  1. Hair
  2. Eye
  3. Nose
  4. Mouth
  5. Beard

This second video shows signs for describing a person appearance:

  1. Short
  2. Tall
  3. Thin
  4. Fat
  5. Old
  6. Young
  7. Baby

This next video shows the signs for describing a person marital status:

  1. Single
  2. Engaged
  3. Married
  4. Separated
  5. Divorced
  6. Husband
  7. Wife
  8. Children

You can give a more detailed description with just one sign; take hair for example:

That is the vocab that I have learnt so far for describing people. To prevent this post from being a very long one filled with videos, I have spilt it up. The next post in the series is showing the vocab learnt in this post being put into sentences.

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BSL Video Series: Family Members

This post in the BSL Video Series shows the signs that I learnt when learning the members of a family. As there are a few in this video, I have decided to have this one video for this post, then in the next one, I can move onto showing signs for describing family members.

Some of the signs you’ll see incorporate the fingerspelling of the Alphabet. If you would like to recap, click here.

On to the family members video:

 

The video for this post shows the following words:

Family
Mother
Father
Parent
Brother
Sister
Daughter
Son
Grandmother
Grandfather
Friend
Man
Woman
Boy
Girl
Boyfriend
Girlfriend

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BSL Video Series: Work Signs

In this post of the series, the videos I have made are those showing the signs of the work signs I have learnt. There are hundreds of work titles out there, some may have more than one sign that relates to a certain title.

I have learnt 15 work title signs so far. I have broken down the videos into 4; showing 3 or 4 titles per video.

First up; the following video shows the signs for > Boss. Builder. Bus Driver and Doctor.

Next up is the video showing the signs for Interpreter, Nurse, Mechanic and Police Officer:

How are you finding them so far?

The next video I’m am signing the work titles of Priest, Shop Assistant and Social Worker:

This last video for this post has the signs for the work titles: Taxi Driver, Teacher and Teaching Assistant.

There you have it. The 15 work title signs I have learnt so far. Do you know any that I haven’t learnt yet? I’d love to see them.

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BLS Video Series: Places and Countries

There are 1000’s of places names and variations of them around the world. I may never know them all. In this post, the place names are mainly from the UK and then there are some popular names of countries from around the world that were used in the course I took. I would love to learn them all and hope to in the future, but for now here are the ones I have learnt so far:

Place Names

For the first video of the post, the signs for Birmingham, Brighton and Bristol are shown:

Below is the video showing the signs for the place names: Cardiff, Carlisle, Dublin and England.

In the video below are the signs for Glasgow, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey:

See the signs for Liverpool, London and Manchester below:

The last video for the place names section below shows the signs for Newcastle, Scotland and Wales:

Countries

The first video in the countries section shows the signs for America, Austrailia, Britain and China:

The last video for countries and this post shows the signs for France, Germany and Italy:

There are quite a few videos for this post. Here are only a few places and countries that can be signed. What other place signs do you know?

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